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Nashua artist Boutaud returns from France with high honors

NASHUA – At first blush, prolific Nashua artist Dominique Boutaud’s recent two-week visit to her native France would seem like the ultimate dream vacation. Reconnecting with friends and fellow artists, visiting favorite nooks and crannies of her birthplace, Nice, and taking part in a ...

Relay for Life: Community comes together to fight cancer

NASHUA – Hundreds came together for the same cause on Saturday, fighting to raise funds for cancer treatment, research and diagnostics at the Relay For Life of Greater Nashua. “Relay For Life is an event that’s part of the American Cancer Society, and what we do is we fundraise, but we ...

Water warriors rally against contamination

MERRIMACK – “Whenever I refer to Gobain I refuse to use the word Saint, because they’re not,” Roni McCall said during the Merrimack PFAS Pollution Protest across from Saint Gobain Performance Plastics on Saturday. Merrimack Citizens for Clean Water organized the protest, including ...

Remembering iconic Nashua innkeeper

When he graduated from Nashua High School in 1956, the “witty” and “ardent sports fan” his classmates called “Little Stan” wanted “only to be a millionaire,” according to the brief bio next to a photo of a smiling young man sporting a classic crew cut in the NHS ...

No more classes, no more books…

After an abundance of snowfall this past winter, schools needed to extend the school year into late June to make-up for snow days. Friday, June 22 marked the last day of school for Nashua students.

Holiday card challenge underway

HOLLIS – Although it’s only June, Hollis resident Laura Landerman-Garber has the holidays on her mind, as she is collecting greeting cards for the military again this year. After last year’s success of collecting 17,000 cards in six weeks for U.S. Navy sailors, she decided to expand ...

Board sides with NTU; waives last day for all staff

NASHUA – Paraeducators, secretaries and food service workers in the Nashua School District finished the school year on Friday after Board of Education members conducted a nearly five-hour meeting on Thursday to debate the matter. Ultimately late Thursday, the board agreed with the grievance ...

Alzheimer’s Association fundraiser raises shy of $8K

NASHUA – By the second half of Thursday, the first day of summer and longest day of the year, Judy Loubier was sore. That morning, she and her friends, Dan St. James and Lynn Wahle, had rowed 15,000 meters on the Merrimack River, more than they had ever rowed at once. At 4 p.m. that same ...

New Boston Chief defends department

NEW BOSTON – Police Chief James Brace welcomes the review by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office into allegations he and another officer lied about evidence in a drug case. “I will always welcome a review from higher authority, as I believe it will ultimately be an affirmation ...

Nashuan gets prison for gun trafficking

Eric Valentin, the Nashua man known by his gang name “Jefe,” is headed to federal prison after he was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Boston on a federal gun trafficking conviction. Valentin, 22, is a reputed member of the Latin Gangsta’ Disciples gang, based in Lawrence, ...

Let’s Dance

Theo Martinez instructs participants at the second annual Dancin’ In The Street free dance party in front of Nashua City Hall Saturday evening. Mayor Jim Donchess and Symphony NH hosted the second annual event from 7-11 p.m. People packed Main Street, and East and West Hollis streets and East ...

Gov. Sununu vetoes death penalty repeal

CONCORD – Saying he sides with crime victims, their families and police officers, Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday formally vetoed SB 593, the law that would have repealed New Hampshire’s death penalty. “I stand with the crime victims, members of the law enforcement community, and ...

N.H. leaders blast Supreme Court tax ruling

CONCORD – New Hampshire Republicans and Democrats presented a rare united front on Thursday in voicing strong opposition to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which will likely force small businesses in the Granite State to collect sales taxes for other states. “It’s clear that none of those ...

Positive Street Art begins work on recovery-themed piece

NASHUA – Those creating a new downtown work of art hope to both remember loved ones lost to drug addiction and inspire those seeking recovery with the new “Take Courage Mural.” Artists with Positive Street Art began their latest mural Thursday afternoon. The mural will honor those who ...

Mass. educator picked for Milford school post

MILFORD – Dr. Jessica Huizenga, an educator who most recently served as a state-appointed receiver for a failing Massachusetts school district has been picked to be Milford’s interim superintendent. Huizenga is exceptionally qualified and the best fit for Milford schools, Milford School ...

Mentally ill Hollis man going home

HOLLIS – Andrew Butler, the Hollis man being held against his will inside the New Hampshire State Prison, is going home this week after months of detention. “I’m supposed to pick him up tomorrow,” Doug Butler, Andrew Butler’s father said Thursday. Andrew Butler, now 21, is a ...

United Way ready to go Over The Edge

NASHUA – Next week, United Way of Greater Nashua President Mike Apfelberg will rappel from the 24-story, 300-foot-tall Brady Sullivan Tower in Manchester ... all while wearing a brand new Star Trek onesie. “Am I scared? Am I horrified? Is this terrifying? Yes,” Apfelberg said in an ...

Nashua firefighter receives national award

NASHUA – Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. presented the National Firefighter award to Nashua firefighter Greg Drugan on Thursday. He is now the second Nashua firefighter to received this award, but the first since 1999. Lewis Chipola, LTC (RET/USA) with VFW Post No. ...

Maben pulls plug on plea; wants jury trial

NASHUA – On Thursday, for the third time in three weeks, accused drug offender Antonio Maben was about to go before a Superior Court judge for a hearing on a plea agreement he’d reached with prosecutors. However, just as with the two previous times, the hearing never got off the ground. ...